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'''Oliver Goldsmith''' (10 November 1728 – 4 April 1774) was an Irish novelist, playwright and poet, who is best known for his novel ''The Vicar of Wakefield'' (1766), his pastoral poem ''The Deserted Village'' (1770), and his plays ''The Good-Natur'd Man'' (1768) and ''She Stoops to Conquer'' (1771, first performed in 1773). He is thought to have written the classic children's tale ''The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes'' (1765).
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Birth date{{Birth date|df=yes|1728|11|10}}
Birth placeEither Ballymahon, County Longford, Ireland or Elphin, County Roscommon|Elphin, County Roscommon, Ireland
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Death placeLondon, England
Resting placeTemple Church, London
OccupationPlaywright, poet, busker, apothecary's assistant
LanguageEnglish
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